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De Blasio, Shea debates the best NYC beaches ahead of Memorial Day weekend

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De Blasio, Shea debates the best NYC beaches ahead of Memorial Day weekend

This is a battle on the beach.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea made waves Friday when they debated which beach was the best in the Big Apple – before Memorial Day weekend began.

The mayor, an old Brooklyn man, said he would always support Coney Island Beach.

“This is an oceanfront, this is a beautiful beach, let alone entertainment and everything,” Hizzoner said at the City Hall press conference.

Shea said she begged differently.

“I love Typhoon, I certainly love Brooklyn … but there is no comparison,” said the top police. “The number one beach is definitely Rockaway Beach.”

“We have a little bit of regional pride here,” Hizzoner answered. “So, I respect you as the proud son of Queens and I will continue to emphasize the superiority of Coney Island.”

But the two beaches – and the others in the city – will lose their charm this weekend because beach bums won’t be allowed into the water.

The Parks Department will take the lead in enforcing the rules, although the NYPD will intervene if necessary, the mayor said.

As many as 150 Park personnel will be available on the city’s beaches over the weekend, and hundreds of NYPD police will be present.

“You will see a number of police officers in uniform both on the beach and in the park,” Shea said. “But they will be there as servants. The last thing we want is at a stressful time for this city to use calls.”

During Thursday’s press conference, Brian Conroy, assistant chief of the NYPD Patrol in Borough of Brooklyn South, drew up guidelines which stated that surfing would be permitted on the beaches of the city but not swimming.

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Neither De Blasio nor Shea mentioned the regulations on Friday.

Lifeguards are not ready yet, but social distance training begins this week, said City Park Commissioner Mitch Silver.

The entire process is expected to take “several weeks,” according to Silver.

“At that point, we will work with the mayor and other public health guidelines to determine when it is safe to return the coast guard,” he said. “The coast guard will be ready long before we can push deeper to reopen the beach.”

Group meetings, as well as volleyball and other sports, will not be allowed on the beach this weekend, said de Blasio.

“You can walk on the beach, you can walk on the beach,” Hizzoner said. “But do it in a way that is consistent with what we are talking about.”

Beach visitors should pay attention to social distance and wear face coverings.

“Whoever considers it unfair, the responsibility stops with me,” de Blasio said. “This is a decision I made as the elected leader of this city to protect us all.”

The Mayor called the Memorial Day weekend “a time to redouble our efforts, not losing our focus” – and that fewer restrictions will come in due time “if we play this correctly.”

“If we play it wrong, [we] “I will step down,” he said.

MTA on Thursday begs beach visitors to stay away from trains and buses during the Memorial Day weekend, and leave public transportation only for important workers.

For New Yorkers who don’t want to travel far to the beach, 13 more roads will be opened to walk across the city, to allow increased social distance, de Blasio said.

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A total of 8.8 miles will be supported by the local area, another 1.8 by environmental organizations, and 2.7 miles will be bordered by parks.

With this new addition, 45 miles of roads will be open to pedestrians in the city.

“This now means we have more operational open roads … than anywhere else in the country because we have found a model that works and is very, very satisfying seeing how everyone works together,” de Blasio said. “We will continue to build it through this crisis.”

The aim, the mayor said, would expand to 100 miles of open roads before the end of the pandemic.

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September, Holiday Month for the Deaf – Portuguese (Brazil)

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Mutirão Opens To Negotiation Of Individuals' Overdue Debts - Português (Brazil)

September is a very important and visible month for deaf people, with three dates that raise awareness and celebrate achievements that are part of the entire community’s trajectory and struggle. These are: – International Sign Language Day, September 23; – Day of the Deaf, 26 September; and Libra National Interpreter and Translator Day on September 30th. With a focus on the deaf community, the Department of Education is promoting several initiatives in this area.

The first is aimed at changing the scenario of educational and language policy based only on the inclusive perspective of including a deaf student in the school environment without guaranteeing procedures that enhance accessibility in his education. The National Guidelines for Bilingual Education for the Deaf integrate all stages of basic education and are based on the promotion of bilingual curricula and pedagogical practices for the deaf: Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and written Portuguese.

Through the Department of Special Education, the MEC coordinates with interested municipalities the construction, renovation or expansion of bilingual schools for the deaf. To date, 11 locations in Brazil have shown interest in the project. To complement this phase, the Libras National Textbook Program (PNLD) provides accessible formats to deaf students and public school teachers of basic education in the country.

In the academic world, in partnership with universities, advanced training courses are offered for teachers, managers and professionals who want to work with bilingual education for the deaf. Thanks to the projects of various institutions, there are currently 3,520 vacancies for teaching the deaf.

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On the Internet, Canal Libras is a space for communication and content distribution with a focus on the national educational network, from early childhood education to higher education.

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Another important date: The National Institute for Education for the Deaf (Ines) turns 165 on the same Libra and the Deaf Day, September 26th. Within the structure of the Ministry of Education, the Institute stands out as a national reference in the field of deafness, necessary to support the formulation of public policies, and then for their implementation in the field. The Institute works to promote education for deaf children, youth and adults.

With information from Ministry of Education.

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

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The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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